Suu Kyi to become Myanmar foreign minister

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Aung_San_Suu_Kyi_gives_speechAung San Suu Kyi, whose National League for Democracy party won historic elections in Myanmar, will become the country’s foreign minister, BBC and Reuters reported, and also head the energy and education ministry and be minister in the president’s office.

So far, the nominations have not been officially confirmed. Mann Win Khaing Than, speaker of parliament, just said that the leader of the country’s governing party would hold a formal position in government.

The names of 18 out of 21 ministers were announced in the capital Naypyidaw on March 22. However, there were only names read out and no detail which portfolios the Nobel laureate or any of the other ministers would take were given.

Suu Kyi is barred from the presidency herself and had been widely expected not to take a ministry.

Before the election, the leader had vowed to be “above the president”, working around a junta-drafted constitution that bars her from the country’s most powerful position because her two children are and late husband was British.

Htin Kyaw, a close adviser, was elected president this month and is expected to act as a proxy for Aung San Suu Kyi.

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Aung San Suu Kyi, whose National League for Democracy party won historic elections in Myanmar, will become the country's foreign minister, BBC and Reuters reported, and also head the energy and education ministry and be minister in the president's office. So far, the nominations have not been officially confirmed. Mann Win Khaing Than, speaker of parliament, just said that the leader of the country’s governing party would hold a formal position in government. The names of 18 out of 21 ministers were announced in the capital Naypyidaw on March 22. However, there were only names read out and no detail...

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Aung_San_Suu_Kyi_gives_speechAung San Suu Kyi, whose National League for Democracy party won historic elections in Myanmar, will become the country’s foreign minister, BBC and Reuters reported, and also head the energy and education ministry and be minister in the president’s office.

So far, the nominations have not been officially confirmed. Mann Win Khaing Than, speaker of parliament, just said that the leader of the country’s governing party would hold a formal position in government.

The names of 18 out of 21 ministers were announced in the capital Naypyidaw on March 22. However, there were only names read out and no detail which portfolios the Nobel laureate or any of the other ministers would take were given.

Suu Kyi is barred from the presidency herself and had been widely expected not to take a ministry.

Before the election, the leader had vowed to be “above the president”, working around a junta-drafted constitution that bars her from the country’s most powerful position because her two children are and late husband was British.

Htin Kyaw, a close adviser, was elected president this month and is expected to act as a proxy for Aung San Suu Kyi.

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